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Kratom Facts | Lively Mood

We have been looking into every single piece of Kratom literature we can find to compile a list of Kratom facts, and have learned a few new things. Our new lab test results are also available! It's a well-known fact that Kratom has upwards of 40 different alkaloids, but we weren’t aware that it had been used as 'folk medicine' for treatment of diabetes in Malaysia and Thailand (per a 2011 review published by the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research). Of course, the fact that an herb has been traditionally applied as ‘folk medicine’ does not mean it is a legitimate form of treatment, and we by no means are making any medical claims about Kratom. But, according to the International Food Research Journal (21(1): 165–172 (2014),...

The Truth About Kratom | Lively Mood

With so much information going around about our favorite herb, I think it’s a great time to shed light on some unbiased truths. These days, the information we receive is usually meant to get the strongest emotional reaction possible to generate ratings or a buzz. We see this in every aspect of the media, so it is no surprise that Kratom has not been an exception. It is interesting to consider that Mitragyna Speciosa wasn’t mentioned by the FDA, DEA or the media until very recently despite being used in the U.S. since the 1990s (probably even earlier) according to the 8-Factor Analysis done by Pinney Associates a little over a year ago. In case you’re not familiar with this firm, they are some of the...